In our education we are using teaching cases, assignments and videos to highlight the issues as well as the business challenges posed by the SDGs, and confront students with the complexities of working with the SDGs. Here we share these materials per SDG, showcasing material that is most directly relevant.

There is enough food to feed everyone, yet 815 million people go hungry because they either have no land to grow food, or money to purchase it. SDG2 Zero hunger considers the growing global population, which will rise by another two billion to around 10 billion by 2050. Food production will need to increase by 50 percent globally.

So, our advice? Ensure every time you make a business decision, you also take account of what’s right for our planet and everyone living on it.

Toghrul Khalilli - Investment associate at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank.

SDG 2: Explaining zero hunger

Master student Ben Gill (MSc Business Information Management) says resolving SDG2 No Hunger is a matter of distribution; there is enough food to feed everyone, but not everyone has access to it. How can the agriculture industry become more productive, fairer and inclusive with minimal impact on the environment?

SDG 2: Academic insights into zero hunger

Dr Marta Szymanowska is associate professor of finance at RSM. She researches empirical asset pricing and commodity futures markets. Here, she gives her perspective on the role of financial markets in eliminating hunger. Price volatility is one of the problems in achieving this goal.


SDG 2: A business case about zero hunger

A trio of experts present the ideal culture of investment that can ensure sustainable growth without harming the environment. Pieternel Boogaard is global head of agribusiness, food & water; Joanita Wartemberg is portfolio analyst, and Toghrul Khalilli is investment associate; all three work at FMO, the Dutch Development Bank.

Why is SDG 2 important to you?

Want to start applying your knowledge? Here are easy tips related to SDG 2:

  • Instead of birthday presents, offer to give money to a charity of their choice.
  • Teach a skill or short course at a community center (e.g. computer skills, building a resume, preparing for a job interview).
  • Learn the causes of poverty at home and abroad.

Want to do more? Here are the Good Life Goals.

RSM has developed a case series addressing the Sustainable development goals, which contains at least one case that specifically touches upon one of the 17 SDGs.

Cases with a primary focus on SDG 2:

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